Committed to educating the next generation of leaders and to inspiring innovation and advancing entrepreneurship, NYIT enrolls approximately 10,000 students on campuses in North America, China and the Middle East. As a forward-thinking institution NYIT has pioneered educational practices to serve student needs since 1955. NYIT offers 90 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in 50 fields of study and is home to students from more than 100 countries and from 50 states. Its seven schools and colleges include: School of Architecture and Design; College of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences; School of Health Professions; School of Management; College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the newly formed School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Education.
This is a split position that will report to the Director of Compliance & Title IX Coordinator (50%) and to the Dean of Students (50%). As Compliance and Title IX Investigator, the position is responsible for ensuring institutional compliance with Title IX and related laws and policies by conducting sound, impartial, and thorough investigations. As Student Conduct Manager, the position will assist with the administration of the student conduct process and is responsible for the investigation and adjudication of alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct.
While the position will be based at the Old Westbury campus, travel to the Manhattan campus will be required (approximately 25%, but dependent on caseload).
As Compliance and Title IX Investigator, the primary role is to conduct investigations of complaints involving the NYIT community from inception to findings. The complaints will typically concern gender based misconduct (sexual assault, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, and stalking), but may also concern other alleged discrimination or legal, ethical, or policy violations. For those compliance complaints that are best handled by a department, this position will coordinate with that department to ensure appropriate action is being taken.
The Investigator will conduct complex analysis, reach legally sound determinations, and produce high quality written work product. With case-related guidance from the Title IX Coordinator, the investigator will work independently, partnering with appropriate institutional officials throughout the investigative process, meeting established timelines and treating all individuals engaged in the complaint process with sensitivity and respect.
This includes: creating an investigative plan, coordinating and conducting party and witness interviews, providing parties with information about the investigatory process and applicable rights and policies; gathering and securing relevant evidence and documentation; keeping detailed, consistent, and accurate records; maintaining timely communication with all parties and community stakeholders; providing on-going updates to the Title IX Coordinator; making credibility assessments; drafting and issuing reports regarding investigative findings; ensuring a prompt, fair, and neutral process for all parties that follows federal, state, and institutional policies and procedures; protecting the integrity and privacy of the investigation at all stages; and participating in student conduct hearings as necessary.
Other responsibilities include:
As Student Conduct Manager, the position will, under limited supervision, receive and investigate reports of alleged violations of the NYIT Student Code of Conduct and will perform investigations, adjudicate cases, and recommend outcomes. Confidential record keeping and interfacing with a myriad of constituents (students, families, lawyers, faculty, administrators and police officers) will occur on a regular basis.
The Student Conduct Manager will review and evaluate incidents requiring student conduct action generated from arrest and incident reports from multiple sources (e.g., Campus Security, Office of Residence Life and Off-Campus Housing, SUNY Police Department, Old Westbury Police Department, etc.) and will determine situations which might warrant additional investigation/scrutiny.
Other responsibilities include:
Required Education and Experience:
Preferred Education and Experience:
Preferred Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:
Title IX related training or certification through a nationally recognized organization.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):
Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone and face-to-face interactions.
Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, body movement for bending, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.
Work is indoors and primarily sedentary but does involve travel in and between campuses, often requiring walking. Schedule is subject to variable work hours. There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job. The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please submit the following with your online application:
• A cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and requirements outlined in the job announcement.
• A resume of your educational and professional work experience.
• At least three professional references listed on the employment application, one of which should be current supervisor (or most recent supervisor if not currently employed). Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted.
Answers to the following supplemental questions listed below.
Note: these answers will also be assessed as a writing sample and should be uploaded as a file on the profile creation page.
1. Describe an investigation you conducted that was particularly challenging. Explain what made it challenging, how you handled it, and what you learned from it. (max: 2 pages)
2. Please briefly describe your process for conducting investigations. (max: 1 page)
3. Describe your experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and/or those in stressful or traumatic situations. Please identify and discuss at least two key issues to pay attention to when working with these populations. (max: 2 pages)
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